I'm in the process of designing a new network for a client and have the following question: What are the advantages/disadvantages of letting a firewall solutiong like the SonicWall handle DHCP as opposed to letting Win Server 2003 handle it? Also, If firewall handles DHCP, should server need to act as DNS?
Current configuration of this client is Linksys Router handling DHCP (no firewall) with Win NT server handling AD and acting as primary domain controller. Currently serving 8 clients running Win 98. I'll be moving them to Server 2003 and all clients running XP Pro. Server will still be PDC with AD. I'm not planning on using it for DNS unless there are good advantages for doing so.
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